The brag book kits are a great way to start on a brag book or mini book. I would probably just get the brag book kits and not the brag book that goes with them. The book is spiral bound so you can't really add to it. There are so many pages that if you embelish them it would soon be too thick to handle. The book is good though because it includes some pocket pages and some photo sleeve pages. But as it was on clearence with "get the fourth free" it averaged out about $10 each so a fairly good deal.